making deals with M$
Sebastian.Breier at gmx.net
Sun Jun 8 10:37:53 UTC 2008
Am Samstag, den 07.06.2008, 19:04 -0400 schrieb Mark Fink:
> I just read this article:
> I hope this is wrong or I will have to stop using ubuntu and find
> another distro to use. Such a shame...
> Hope you are all proud of yourselves.
Just to add another point to the discussion that hasn't (as I see it)
brought up before: Ubuntu is (still, even if people refute that) Free
Software. Even Microsoft themselves are free to take it, make a new
product from it, and re-release it; Yes, there are license problems, but
let's say they use a compatible license.
Does that move on the behalf of Microsoft taint Ubuntu? It should, in
your reasoning. Yet, what is behind it is only the freedom of Free
Software at work; Commercial vendors have the freedom to do stuff and
take things too.
I agree that the Novell/Microsoft thing isn't such a clean cut, but I'd
like to point that your arguments are mostly black & white, and this is
something we really don't need to advance Free Software.
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